Corby manufacturer helping Spanish business feed hospitals and care homes

Berry M&H Corby is helping a Spanish food supplier to donate food to hospitals and care homes

The donated jars in Spain
The donated jars in Spain

A Corby plastics business is supporting a Spanish food supplier to feed hospitals and care homes by donating packaging.

Berry M&H in Swallow Road, Corby has sent four pallets of 2.2 litre polypropylene jars free of charge to Pescadors de Roses, a leading supplier of fresh and frozen seafood in Spain.

The company has been donating 15 per cent of its daily production of Fish Fumet to hospitals, nursing homes and other health establishments in the Catalonia region and Madrid.

The jars are being used to donate food to Spanish hospitals and care homes

Fish Fumet is packaged in Berry M&H's jars, so the Corby business decided to donate the packaging to support Pescadors de Roses' efforts.

Pescadors de Roses' owner, Pere Gotanegra, decided to start making donations after seeing car manufacturer SEAT helping the production of respirators.

He said: "I asked myself what we could do. We cannot make respirators and it is difficult to buy sanitary equipment at present.

"Instead, I decided to reserve 15 per cent of our fumet production for distribution free of charge to hospitals and nursing homes."

John Richardson, from Berry M&H, said: "This is an excellent initiative that shows how many different types of businesses can help in the fight against this terrible disease.

"Keeping health workers and their patients well fed is vital and we are delighted that we have been able to add our support through the donation of free jars."

Pere Gotanegra added: "I don't know how far we can cover, but we will do this while we have the product and the more hospitals and residences we can reach, the better.

"In these difficult times, by demonstrating solidarity with each other we can overcome the challenges in the best possible way."

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